Category: General

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The Right Place At The Right Time

What does the phrase “being in the right place at the right time” mean to you? Maybe you think of it as luck or synchronicity. Things randomly, yet fortuitously, converged at this point in...

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How To Get A Calf Into The Barn

Ralph Waldo Emerson, the famous nineteenth-century poet and essayist, was out one day trying to get a calf into the barn. “But he made the common mistake of thinking only of what he wanted:...

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Neuroscience and Negativity

Did you know that it damages you to complain often, as well as listen to constant complaining? And I don’t mean that it will simply make you feel bad to be in such a...

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Coming Up To The Surface

During late December and early January, I had to be on the computer A LOT. But this week I feel like a diver who’s just starting to get near the surface. I’ve been working...

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Positivity Ratio

“How much positive emotion do we need to flourish?” is a question posed by Dr. Barbara Fredrickson, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and author of the book Positivity. She says it can be answered by what she calls the Positivity Ratio.